US 252856 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
V. W. WILSON.
Patented JamZ l, 1882.
UNITED STATES aren'r tries.
VINCENT V. \VILSON, 0F LEOMINSTER, MASSACHUSETTS, ASS IGNOR TO WILDER, PATEN & METOALF, OF SAVE PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 252,856, dated January 24, 1882, Application filed October 2 2, 1881. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, VINCENT W. WILSON, of Leominster, Worcester county, Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Combs, which improvement is fully set forth in the following specification.
This invention has reference to fancy or ornamental combs, such as worn by ladies in their hair as a portion of their head-dress' Combs of this description have been usually cut from suitable stocksuch as horn, metal, rubber, celluloid, or, when ofa more expensive kindg t'rom shell, precious metal, and the like; and in their manufacture a great deal of the stock is necessarily wasted.
The object of the present invention is to produce an elaborate and ornamental comb in a simpler and cheaper manner than that heretofore employed, and with great economy of the stock used. This is accomplished by forming the comb of a base or frame piece of suitable material-such as those above mentionedand combining therewith a wire or wires having beads or other appropriate ornaments strung thereon. The wire is curved over the top of the frame-piece, and the beads or ornaments thereon, being strung close together,
give rigidity to the wire,and form, as it were, an arch which cannot be bent and does not lose shape. The article may, if desired, be further ornamented by filling up the space between the curved wire and base or frame piece with 1 other beaded wires; and as these can be arranged and disposed in a variety of ways and be made of any material, an infinite number of effects may be produced, more or less costly and elaborate, as may be desired.
The accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification, represent several different forms of the top or ornamental portions of combs constructed in accordance with this invention.
The curved base or frame piece A is cut from suitable stock, such as shell, metal, bone, horn, rubber, celluloid, and the like; and in its extremities a, which are inclined upward, as shown, are bored holes for receiving the ends of wire b. Upon this wire are strung beads or other ornaments B, suitably perforated proper, great saving'is effected in the manufacture, and, moreover, it will be apparent to any one acquainted with the art that in making the frame-piece or base of the shape shown the stock can be cut to great advantage and wastage reduced to aminimum.
In Figure 1 the space between the base A and headed wire is left open, the upper edge of the piece A being suitably carved. In Fig. 2 the space between the piece A and beaded wire is filled up with beads, balls, or other ornaments, O, strung upon wire and fastened to the piece A. In Fig. 3 the space is filled with beaded wires of various designs, connected at one end to wire I) and at the other to piece A.
It is obvious that the character of ornamentation on wire b and in the space between it and the part A may be changed in many ways, according to taste.
These combs may be provided with teeth for fastening in the hair in the usual way, or may be mounted upon the ordinary band, or used in.
connection With my flexible band described in Letters Patent dated October 18, 1881, No. 248,542.
Having now described my said invention and the manner of carrying the same into effect, what I claim is- 1. The combination, with the frame-piece A,
having upwardly-inclined extremities a, of an arched Wire springing from said extremities, and united with said frame-piece only at its two extremities a, and having beads or other ornaments strung thereon in close contact with each other, substantially as and for the purpose described.
2. The combination, with the frame-piece, of a wire connected only at each extremity to an end of said frame-piece, and curved above it, and having beads or other ornaments strung thereon in close contact with each other, so as to form an arch, substantially as described.
3. Acomb for ladies head-wear, comprising a frame-piece or base, a beaded wire covered over said frame-piece or base and attached to it, and one or more beaded wires filling the spaeebetween said curved wire and said framepiece or base, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have signed this specification in the presence of two subserib- :0 ing witnesses.
VINCENT W. WILSON.
L. E. SLOCUM, H. O. PHILLIPS.